By Karen Mock, President, JSpaceCanada
January 27, 2018
I am very pleased to contribute the lead-off blog for YourSpace – JSpaceCanada’s new forum for discussion and debate. JSpaceCanada was created for those who felt they no longer had a voice in the Canadian Jewish community and who yearned for a safe space to discuss Israel and the Middle East from a progressive perspective, grounded in Jewish and social justice values. If you are looking for a safe engaging place to discuss Israel and its policies, as well as issues of the day that impact on the Jewish community of Canada, then JSpaceCanada is for you. And YourSpace in JSpace can serve as a comfortable ‘living room’ for you to espouse your views and to engage in passionate, civil dialogue on those issues.
Dear Friends, This short note updates our supporters about what JSpaceCanada has been up to over the past year and outlines our plans for the next few months. A strategic planning session last summer enhanced programming, structure and outreach, and we invite you to join us in strengthening the voice of progressive Zionism in […]
In the Canadian Jewish News issue of March 30, Coordinating Committee members Issie Lyon, Karen Mock and Hart Schwartz published an opinion piece entitled “Election results disappointing, but status quo not viable”. Read the whole article here.
JSpaceCanada is proud to announce a discussion and book evening with Dr. Nora Gold, an author, social activist, an Associate Scholar and the Writer-in-Residence at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at OISE, University of Toronto, the editor of the online journal JewishFiction.net. Dr. Gold will speak about her book Fields of Exile, the first novel […]
In the week of Nov 24, JSpaceCanada’s and Hillel’s event The Gaza Effect: Rising Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism at Universities Here & Abroad (link) was featured in the Canadian Jewish News article entitled “Campus anti-Zionism not very influential, prof says” by Barbara Silverstein. Read the whole article here. In the same week, an opinion piece entitled “Joining hands […]
JSpaceCanada is shocked by the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this morning that left four dead. We strongly condemn this act of terrorism. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We call on responsible leaders, both Israeli and Palestinian, to calm the tensions and […]
JSpaceCanada is happy to be organizing an exciting event on The Gaza Effect: Rising Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism at Universities Here & Abroad, featuring Professor Derek Penslar from the University of Oxford and University of Toronto, and a group of university students from the Greater Toronto Area. Derek Penslar is the Samuel Zacks Professor of Jewish History at the University of […]
JSpaceCanada is pleased to partner with Canadian Friends of Peace Now to bring an outstanding documentary featured at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. This is My Land takes us inside classrooms in Israel and the occupied West Bank to look at how teachers convey history in a contested region. Director Tamara Erde was raised in Israel and […]